MN: Pioli admits Milan need to ‘reap something’ as he eagerly awaits Ibra’s return

By Oliver Fisher -

The draws against Udinese and Salernitana left a bit of a bitter taste in the mouth for AC Milan and now they must respond in a huge game: the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg against Inter.

MilanNews writes how after almost two years of playing at full throttle, the Rossoneri know that the next step in their journey is to win a trophy and to bridge the gap with the teams who play in the Champions League every season.

Head coach Stefano Pioli said it himself in today’s pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Inter: “I am convinced that we are a strong team, we are at the top of the championship and in the semi-finals of the Cup. We have sown a lot, now we have to reap something.”

The last trophy that Milan won was the Supercoppa against Juventus in December 2016, and it is the only one the club have won in more than 10 years. This is too little for a glorious club like the Rossoneri and more must be done to ensure that competing on multiple fronts becomes winning.

The return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic will help on a mental level, because the Swede has been out for more than a month now, but his condition is slightly improving. Ibra can help keep the attention high in this season finale which promises to be very tough, and the team need to rally quickly after disappointments to show their credentials.

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